We periodically feature our members (Fellows) to help you learn more about them, Collaborative divorce, and our organization.
Name: Elizabeth Felt Wakeman
Where do you practice Collaborative Divorce (i.e. in what geographical area)?
I practice in McHenry County, Kane County, Lake County and the Northwest Suburbs of Cook County.
What drew you to become a Collaborative Divorce Professional?
I believe that divorce is managed best when it is done in a peaceful and transparent fashion. My goal is to encourage families to be comfortable spending time together once the process is over and to reduce harsh feelings.
What tips do you have for couples considering divorce?
Look forward and not back other than to learn from past mistakes. Continuing to hold on to anger and resentment is not the best foundation for starting off on the next chapter of your life.
How is the Collaborative Process different than litigation or mediation?
This process allows the participants to express their concerns and goals in a safe environment and promotes consideration of those concerns and goals vastly better than one would experience in litigation.
What makes Collaborative Divorce a better choice than litigation?
Collaborate Divorce promotes a peaceful resolution with control by the parties rather than relinquishing control to aggressive advocates or judges who will make decisions with less than complete information.
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